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The New York office, in conjunction with the Venable Foundation, takes pride in announcing the 2010 Venable Foundation Public Interest Law Fellowship award recipients: Adriana L. Garcia, Columbia Law School Class of '12, will be working this summer with the ACLU of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA. Haseeb Fatmi, Fordham Law School Class of '12, will spend his summer with the Domestic Violence Unit of the Brooklyn District Attorney's Office. Dan Blumberg, New York University Law School Class of '12, will be interning this summer with the U.S. Senate - Judiciary Committee (Senator Cardin) in Washington, DC.

The Venable Foundation Fellowship provides a $5,000 stipend to 1L law students intending to serve in a legal capacity during the summer after first year at a non-governmental agency; non-profit entity; or federal, state or local government agency, located in one of the cities where Venable LLP maintains an office.

The Foundation received an overwhelming response in terms of applications for the annual summer fellowship. The recipients were chosen by a selection committee, comprised of lawyers from the New York office, on the basis of their academic performance, demonstrated qualities of leadership and commitment to use of the law to further the public good.

The Venable Foundation Fellowship is designed to further the Foundation's various goals, including providing support to the needy and underprivileged in our communities, bettering the lives of diverse groups and individuals in society, promoting the legal profession, and fostering the arts and culture.